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inmates took several hostages. ahead, more on their motives. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, early this morning a lockdown on the campus of the university of california at berkeley was lifted. it had been triggered by violent protests that forced the cancellation of a talk by the editor of breitbart news. a group of protesters dressed in black threw rocks, set fires, and broke windows. breitbart's milo yiannapolis was scheduled to speak. >> reporter: it started as a peaceful protest but at one point felt like a riot. you can see this destruction left behind. the police blame a small group of what they're calling outside
agitators. loud booms rang out in the crowd as protesters set off fireworks in the middle of uc berkeley's plaza, an explosive display to stop ultra conservative breitbart editor milo yiannapolis from speaking on campus. >> it sends a message that no way will we allow any of this to go on near berkeley. >> reporter: many held signs but others covering their faces vandalized property. it erupted in fire, flames shooting through the air burning a nearby tree. some grabbed these barriers and smashed in these windows at the student union leaving a trail of destruction behind. >> i definitely think the students went way too far. they crossed the line by vandalizing the property and putting on fires. >> reporter: the berkeley college republicans invited
yiannapolis who they say raised sexist ideas. one student with a make america great again hat walked into a crowd and was surrounded. as emotions flared, police announced the event canceled. but after they demanded the crowds disperse, many stayed. it turned into a dance party for some celebrating what they call a victory. the university tells us several people suffered minor injuries in the chaos. in berkeley, i'm jessica flores, cbs news. leaders and the call with
prime minister trudeau was the worst call by far according to the report. the trump administration is also playing hard ball with iran. hena daniels is here in new york. hena, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. trump's secretary secretary of state rex tillerson will deliver remarks. on top of his agenda, concerns within the state department and the travel ban that will make america less safe. president trump presided over secretary of state rex tillerson's swearing-in ceremony wednesday night. >> you bring skills and deep deep insight into foreign diplomacy our nation needs. >> reporter: before taking to twitter accusing iran of taking over more of iraq after the u.s. has squandered conversation.
improving public safety and will only result in a drop of international good will toward americans. and bowing to criticism the white house issued a clarification yesterday saying anyone with a green card is fully exempt from the executive orders travel restriction. anne-marie. >> hena daniels in new york. thank you very much, hena. secretary of defense james morning. his next stop is japan. and the nomination of jeff sessions as attorney general is headed to the full senate. the senate judiciary committee approved sessions' nomination yesterday. the vote followed some contentious exchanges. democrats are worried about sessions' dmitment to civil rights. the senate finance committee approved tom price as health secretary and steve mnuchin as
treasury secretary. democrats boycotted that meeting. >> by gosh, to not be here and participate that's a total negation of their duties as senators and i think it's pathetic. >> two of the republican senators say they won't support bet is devos after hearing from their constituents. >> they're concerned as mine do on mrs. devos's lack of experience with public education and the lack of knowledge that she portrayed in her confirmation hearing. >> lisa murkowski and susan collins are concerned about devos's commitment to public education. the u.s. acknowledges there were civilian casualties in the yemen raid where a navy s.e.a.l. was killed. they called in an air strike on a house and it turns out there were civilians inside. the u.s. central command said in
a statement, al qaeda in peninsula has a horrifying history of hiding women and children in an area where there are camps. president trump made a visit to the dover air force base to honor the fallen. owens' remains was returned yesterday. he was 36 years old and highly decorated. he's the first known service meb kno to have been killed since president trump took office. there was a pivot to an issue that bothered him since the weekend of his inauguration. a retracted report regarding the removal of the mlk bus from the oval office. >> they said the statue, the bust of dr. martin luther king was taken out of the office and it was never even touched. so i think it was a disgrace, but that's the way the press is.
very unfortunate. >> that's just the latest criticism of the media by the trump administration. in an interview last week with "the new york times," top adviser steve bannon says the media should, quote, keep its mouth shut. ahead on "cbs this morning," we take a look at how steve bannon is shaping the presidency. officials are trying to win the release of two hostages being held by prisoners. inmates at the prison in smyrna took four corrections department workers hostage yesterday but released two. the prisoners told the "news journal" in wilmington, they acted over concerns about the leadership of donald trump, everything he did and all the things he's doing now. well, coming up on the morning new, lean in harder. facebook executive sheryl sandberg has a hopeful message for women amid challenging times. and a former president is
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the trump administration is playing hard-ball with iran-- and putting many other world leaders on guard. we'll break down the president's new policy. meanwhile, big changes could be in store for california-- if the president's supreme court nominee is confirmed. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's thursday, february 2nd. it's thursday, february 2nd. i'm kenny choi. ,,,,
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. beyonce strikes again. she breaks the internet with news that's making the b.i. go wild. on instagram she posted a picture of herself announcing she and jay z are expecting twins. the post shattered the twitter record with 17 million likes and counting. well, a former astronaut's official portrait is warming hearts on the web. a site found melvin in a spacesuit with his dog. he had to photoshop it in because dogs are not allowed at the base.
and cbs news took a bow last night. les moonves was honored to support the american songbook series. >> i was an unemployed actor in my 20s and to think i would be getting an honor this many years later at lincoln center, as you said, one of the key cultural institutions in america. >> late late show host james corden and cbs news co-hosts gayle king, charlie rose, and nancy o'donnell took part. it continues today. coming up on "cbs this morning," football bennett brothers as they get ready for super bowl sunday. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." ooirks
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from boston, new york. >> it was a heart-warming race to the top last night. for months rose ann sdoia and mike have been training for a grueling climb up the empire state building run-up, a grueling climb to the summit of one of the tallest buildings in the world. the trek of 1,576 stairs is far from their biggest challenge. tony dokoupil caught up with them before last night's race.
>> reporter: it's an unlikely day that traced back to a hospital bed. >> i was sedated tuesday evening. when i came out, my mom was like, who's that firefighter. i was like, are you kidding me right now? i wasn't just blown up. >> reporter: in 2013 rose ann was watching the runners cross the finish line at the boston marathon. >> i heard and felt the first one go off and then at the second location, the backpack was pretty much behind me by, i don't know, two or three feet. >> reporter: the second explosion destroyed her right leg and left her bleeding in the street. three strangers ran to her aid, one tying a tourniquet to her leg, but it was mike who held her hand all the way to the hospital. >> he was trying to hold the tourniquet, and me -- >> trying to keep her calm and making myself calm. >> reporter: they've been together ever since following surgeries, doctor visits, and a long search for a prosthetic leg. >> it was a whole new world for me trying to pick one.
>> reporter: in september mike surprised roseann with a ring, and not long after her run up the stairs, she'll be walking down the aisle. >> i had a good life before all this happened and i know i still want a good life. >> reporter: tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. on the campus of the university of california at berkeley. he has been criticized as being a racist, anti-muslim, and a white supremacist. one person was arrested. and president trump took to twitter to blast an obama administration refugee deal with australia. the "washington post" reports mr. trump was so angry about the deal that he abruptly hung up during a phone conversation with the australian prime minister. the prime minister says relations with the u.s very strong. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," uncertain future. we will hear from undocumented children who are living in fear
of deportation as the trump administration considers their fate. plus, a look at a new documentary on president trump's historic election upset. and jeff glor talks with football bennett brothers as martellus bennett chases his first championship on super bowl sunday and michael bennett cheers him on. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. and let's say hi to roberta and, of course, roqui. you guys are going to be busy. storm watch and, of course, that affects the commute, as well. >> absolutely. >> and the bad thing about all this is, is the initial front was supposed to come about 3 to 4 a.m. this morning. but now it's stalled a bit so it means you are going in the center of heavy rain as it pours throughout the bay area. this is our live hi-def doppler. we have heavy rain around the north bay there santa rosa highway 101 towards petaluma. we have rain from walnut creek through concord around 680 over into the vallejo area. also san ramon valley in the 580/680 corridor moving east. as it does so, we are going to have heavy rain and gusty winds. wind advisory in effect for most of the bay area primarily the coast and the peaks